Compass Coffee Opens Its Doors In Dazzling New Office Building On New York Avenue

Friday, October 25th 2019


Compass Coffee's newest location, just a few blocks from its original location on 7th St NW, serves all of Mount Vernon Triangle, including nearby hotels, office buildings, and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located just across the street.  

Compass Coffee's newest location, just a few blocks from its original location on 7th St NW, serves all of Mount Vernon Triangle, including nearby hotels, office buildings, and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located just across the street.

WASHINGTON - Today, Compass Coffee opened the doors of its newest cafe, located at 655 New York Ave NW, across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This new cafe anchors an impressive new commercial property from Brookfield Properties and Douglas Development. Part of the allure of this building is the mix of modern and traditional—a theme that seems at home in the Mount Vernon Triangle area, from the mix of marble and steel at the convention center to the forthcoming Apple flagship store being constructed a short walk away at the old Carnegie Library. This trend wasn’t lost on Compass’s Cafe Design and Fabrication Teams.  

“As a company that is built and deeply rooted in Washington, DC, we are extraordinarily excited for this new location,” remarks Cafe Designer, Joel Shetterly. “We got our start as a company just down the street. In many ways, seeing Compass Coffee in this neighborhood is familiar, but this cafe takes everything we’ve learned over the years—from cafe design to bar flow—and puts them into something completely new. The perfect mix of familiarity and modernity.”

This new cafe moves away from the standard white oak interiors in all of Compass Coffee’s previous cafes to a much darker wood, creating a comforting and homey space that will be welcoming to those traveling from all over the world to attend conferences at the convention center as well as those who live in the neighborhood.

Update: The address of this cafe has been changed to reflect the position of the cafe door on 7th Street NW rather than the front door of the building on New York Ave NW to limit confusion while navigating by GPS. The new address is 1023 7th St NW.

WASHINGTON - Today, Compass Coffee opened the doors of its newest cafe, located at 655 New York Ave NW, across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This new cafe anchors an impressive new commercial property from Brookfield Properties and Douglas Development. Part of the allure of this building is the mix of modern and traditional--a theme that seems at home in the Mount Vernon Triangle area, from the mix of marble and steel at the convention center to the forthcoming Apple flagship store being constructed a short walk away at the old Carnegie Library. This isn’t wasn’t lost on Compass’s Cafe Design and Fabrication Teams.  

“As a company that is built and deeply rooted in Washington, DC, we are extraordinarily excited for this new location,” remarks Cafe Designer, Joel Shetterly. “We got our start as a company just down the street. In many ways, seeing Compass Coffee in this neighborhood is familiar, but this cafe takes everything we’ve learned over the years--from cafe design to bar flow--and puts them into something completely new. The perfect mix of familiarity and modernity.”

This new cafe moves away from the standard white oak interiors in all of Compass Coffee’s previous cafes to a much darker wood, creating a comforting and homey space that will be welcoming to those traveling from all over the world to attend conferences at the convention center as well as those who live in the neighborhood.

Update: The address of this cafe has been changed to reflect the position of the cafe door on 7th Street NW rather than the front door of the building on New York Ave NW to limit confusion while navigating by GPS. The new address is 1023 7th St NW.


About Compass Coffee

Compass Coffee is a Washington, DC-based Coffee Roaster. Founded in 2014 by two Marines, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez, Compass has 12 brick and mortar locations around the Washington Metro Area, one active roasting facility in DC's historic Shaw neighborhood, and a growing regional grocery presence. You can find Compass Coffee at many popular DC restaurants, in corporate break rooms, and in government facilities.Currently, Compass is building a state-of-the-art production facility in Ivy City to support its expansion through the entire Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and beyond.

Compass Coffee is a Washington, DC-based Coffee Roaster. Founded in 2014 by two Marines, Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez, Compass has 12 brick and mortar locations around the Washington Metro Area, one active roasting facility in DC's historic Shaw neighborhood, and a growing regional grocery presence. You can find Compass Coffee at many popular DC restaurants, in corporate break rooms, and in government facilities.Currently, Compass is building a state-of-the-art production facility in Ivy City to support its expansion through the entire Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and beyond.